When you’re falling behind on payments and struggling to pay off multiple balances on high-interest credit cards, it’s good to explore what your options are and debt consolidation might be one of them. “I would first investigate all other avenues, including meeting with a chapter of Consumer Credit
Even for those with health insurance, a visit to the hospital can be financially devastating. According to a 2016 report by Kaiser Family Foundation, one in five insured working-age Americans reported having problems paying medical bills in the previous year.
If you’re recently engaged and planning a wedding, congratulations! But after the excitement has worn off, the reality of wedding planning and the exorbitant costs of every detail are quick to bring future brides and grooms back to reality. “The wedding industry has turned into this big giant beast,
Credit card debt affects millions of Americans. If you have debt, should you avoid using a credit card altogether? “Obviously, if all of your debt is credit card [debt], then you’re just going to be digging yourself into a bigger hole that would be hard to get out of.
If you have questions on how to get out of credit card debt, you can submit them to be answered to a live Q&A on Yahoo Finance's Facebook page.
As of June 4, 2018, the total outstanding debt owed by the federal government was $21,090,788,185,039.90, or $21.1 trillion. “It is mostly an abstract concept, unlike, say, a personal student loan or auto loan or mortgage, where you have a personal obligation to repay the debt,” said White. For an
Paying off debt can be one of the most liberating experiences, but there’s really not much fanfare that comes from seeing that $0 balance. Some people turn to YouTube to tell others how they managed it, and you can see the excitement.
Previously, Lintz, now a hearing loss consultant and advocate, lived in a townhouse on the Upper East Side, had a home in the Hamptons, and travelled often with her family. While she thought she was wealthy, her money was considered part of the marital estate, and couldn’t be used to pay for legal fees
Debt is a language of its own. Anyone who’s ever had a credit card balance or taken student loans has been bombarded with terminology that can make your head hurt. We break down four major terms about debt: principal, interest, APR and default.
Last week, the DOE allocated $350 million in additional student loan forgiveness through a new program, Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness, or TEPSLF. A week after the program launched, Yahoo Finance reached out to the U.S. Department of Education to find out whether they have been receiving
We here at Yahoo Finance want to help you get ahead. And if you’re burdened by debt – credit card debt, student loan debt, personal debt – we want to hear from you. Throughout the month of June we’ll randomly select winners and award $100 and $500 Amex/Visa Gift Cards to help eliminate your debt and
If you want to beef up your resume in college, internships are a great way to do it. Three-quarters of college students will graduate with at least one internship, according to a Bloomberg report. While deadlines for summer internships have already passed, it’s still fun to dream, right?
Fewer Americans are asking Social Security to "show me the money" as soon as possible. The share of workers claiming Social Security retirement benefits at the earliest possible date has plunged in recent years. Retiring workers can claim Social Security anytime from age 62 to 70.
Yahoo Finance has partnered with Autoblog to bring you the best cars around $20,000, and we looked through Autoblog’s new car listing pages to create a list of the best five cars (plus one extra). The Honda Fit tops the list for its combination of fuel economy, interior space and equipment. “Perhaps
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